Questions tagged [planes]

Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, these are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Travel between planes is possible, but often requires traveling to certain spots on one plane or using potent magic or magical devices.

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Can someone on the Ethereal Plane tell if someone on the material plane is a ghost?

Based on the answer to What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd? it sounds like while on the Ethereal Plane you can see people and ghosts on the ...
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Moving between different D&D universes

I have a group of mid-high level players. As part of some D&D shenanigans, I wanted to have them plop into Athas (Dark Sun) as a surprise joke. But knowing them, sadistic as they are, they might ...
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What are all the ways that characters can travel to the Plane of Air?

This is a similar question to What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?, but for the Plane of Air. A lot of that question is relevant. What are all the ways can characters can go to ...
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How do I cover a vast area of land with dense vegetation?

I need help to introduce a plot device for the next scenario I intend to GM. I need a way to cover a large area of grassland (a few miles in radius) with high, thick and near impenetrable vegetation. ...
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What's the difference between the Astral Plane and the Ethereal Plane?

The Player's Handbook describes both planes as vast, empty planes that allow transportation between other planes. Is there any difference between them? Why have two different planes that are the same ...
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Who were the Ancient Baatorians?

Manual of the Planes (2001) says Though the Nine Hells is governed by devils, some sages believe that the devils commandeered the Nine Hells from a far older, stranger race now simply called ...
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Does a Portable Hole break Dominate Person?

The spell Dominate Person states: Once control is established, the range at which it can be exercised is unlimited, as long as you and the subject are on the same plane. You need not see the ...
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What if natives of the Far Realms ignored the wild magic trait? [closed]

According to the Manual of The Planes the Far Realm (312) has the planar trait wild magic: Any spell or spell-like ability used on a wild magic plane has a chance to go awry. The caster must make a ...
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How do inanimate objects react in subjective gravity?

I am thinking of running a campaign that takes place on the Elemental Plane of Air with the PCs being sky nomads. Naturally, they'll have a ship, but I am not sure how inanimate objects react when in ...
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Which Outer Planes are ruled over by a single god or entity in the Forgotten Realms?

Asmodeus rules over the Nine Hells/Baator in their entirety - all of the other Archdevils answer to him. Which of the other Outer Planes, if any, are ruled/overseen by a single god or powerful entity? ...
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Is Etherealness too brief to travel to another plane?

There is an inconsistency in the PHB about the spell Etherealness. The spell description states that you cannot use it to travel to other planes: When the spell ends, you immediately return to the ...
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Does a synthesist risk exploding upon entering the Positive Energy Plane?

A summoner that possesses the synthesist archetype gains his eidolon's hp as temporary hp. On the Positive Energy Plane if a creature's temporary hp exceed its normal hp the creature must succeed on ...
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How can player characters get by with daily necessities during a delve into Hell?

Recently, one of my players (a barbarian) had to make a pact with Lady Fierna of the 4th to avoid losing one of his friends. He agreed to offer his soul to the disposal of Lady Fierna after he dies in ...
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Overview of common languages per plane

For my current campaign I'm exploring lore options regarding planar travel for NPCs and PCs. Where in the books can I find more information about which languages are common in which planes?* I'm ...
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Defining Realms, Worlds, Kingdoms, Planes, Dimensions and the Multiverse

I have always been confused when trying to think in terms of worlds, realms, and kingdoms. Additionally, I am confused at the difference between planes and dimension. So, what is the difference ...
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How fast is travel in the Ethereal Plane?

How fast is travel in the Ethereal Plane? It's all sort of flat and ghostly (perhaps ethereal, even). Tactical movement seems to be normal. But is long distance travel any different or faster?
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Can I escape from a bag of holding with Banishment?

Related: If I cast Banishment on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit? If I am trapped in the extradimensional space of a bag of holding, can I escape by casting Banishment on myself? ...
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If I cast the Banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit?

If I cast the banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit? Do I exit on my last position on my native plane, a random spot in my native plane, or do I choose where I exit ...
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Is there any information available on crafting a Gith Silver Sword?

Is there any information on what material a Silver Sword (as described in many entries on the Githyanki) is made of, or how to craft one of these? I want to add some lore around these items for my ...
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Does casting etherealness on a target who is casting simulacrum stop the casting of simulacrum?

If Wizard A is casting simulacrum (12 hour casting time) and Wizard B casts etherealness on Wizard A (at a higher level, so it can target others too), does that prevent Wizard A from completing ...
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Can a Diviner native to & on the Border Ethereal influence rolls of creatures on the Material Plane?

A particular diviner wizard is native to the Ethereal Plane (he was created by a wish spell replicating simulacrum cast on that plane). While this wizard is on the Border Ethereal, can he use his ...
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Can I use Project Image and Ethereal to make an illusory, ethereal scout?

Situation: A spell caster casts Ethereal to enter the Border Ethereal, creates an illusory copy of herself by using project image while she is in the Border Ethereal, and then dismisses Ethereal. ...
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Where do you end up after returning from the Astral Plane?

Supposing a character ends up in the Astral Plane, according to the DMG you can find one of these pools which (if you find the right one) will return you to the Material Plane. But there isn't any ...
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Can an outsider that's currently bound by one caster be called and bound by another?

If a caster knows the true name of an outsider and knows that the outsider is currently bound in service to another caster, is it possible to use planar binding or a similar spell to free the outsider ...
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What happens if an elemental is transported to the Astral Plane?

The party I DM a Princes of the Apocalypse campaign for has recently gotten a second Bag of Holding, and they asked what would happen if they put one in the other. With a successful Arcana check, they ...
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Does the Horizon Walker ranger's Portal Lore feature detect portals that are currently inactive?

The Horizon Walker Ranger subclass gains Portal Lore ability (quoted from UA; I don't have Xanthar's Guide to compare the feature): Portal Lore At 3rd level, you gain the ability to detect the ...
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Can I have an interplanar portal return someone to the wrong time or place?

I'd like to create a scenario where the PCs enter some sort of portal for interplaner travel but when they return, they aren't in the same time period OR they aren't in the same location. And they ...
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Can I still command/control concentration spells while in the Border Ethereal?

If I have cast something like Animated Objects or Bigby's Hand and then follow up the next round with casting Etherealness, can I still command/control those spells?
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Are there rules for role-playing in the afterlife?

I want to run a short campaign that starts with the dead PCs' souls adventuring in the afterlife in Kelemvor's realm. Are there rules already for this? If not, what adjustments must I make to the ...
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Can you attack from inside Rope Trick and vice versa?

Same question listed here, but for 5e. How much of a person or object must cross an extra-dimensional space's interface from inside, in order to attack a target outside of said space? From what ...
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How much of a person or object must cross an extra-dimensional space's interface from inside, in order to attack a target outside of said space?

The party is in the habit of using extra-dimensional spaces such as Rope Trick or Psychoportive Shelter. Recently they want to use it as a sniping blind or bunker. As per the description of either, ...
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Can you become Ethereal in the Outer Planes?

I am playing D&D 5th edition. While reading the DMG, on page 44, it says: The Inner Planes form a wheel around the Material Plane, enveloped in the Ethereal Plane. Using the Great Wheel ...
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Does a person under the effect of Astral Projection count as on a different plane for another caster on the same plane as their physical body?

I asked this question regarding the gate spell targeting someone using astral projection and the results were inconclusive. One thing that I realized however, is that gate can only summon someone on a ...
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If you slay a deity on the Prime Material Plane does it die or does it return to its home plane?

I am wondering if they are similar to demons, in that when they are slain on the prime material plane they are banished back to their own plane instead of dying permanently? Of course excluding the ...
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Can Gated Fiends/Celestials Die Permanently?

I am specifically trying to reconcile the wording from the DMG, p.47, with what I know of how planar creatures works. Traveling through the Astral Plane by means of the astral projection spell ...
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Subsequent castings of Genesis to expand the demiplane, is the growth sudden or timed?

The genesis demiplane can be expanded by further castings: Once the basic demiplane reaches its maximum size, the spellcaster can continue to cast this spell to enlarge the demiplane, adding ...
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When hierophant druids enter the elemental planes, can they choose where they end up?

So, Jeena is a hierophant druid. She has the ability to enter, move and survive in the elemental planes of fire and water. She wants to visit the efreet in the City of Brass to negotiate some ...
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Can Create Demiplane be used to expand or alter a demiplane created by Genesis?

Assuming a caster can get access to both spells, can they use a spell of the Create Demiplane series to expand or modify the demiplane created by Genesis?
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Where do you go when a Portal closes from the other side?

What would happen to the PCs who Which plane do they end up on?
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Determining what plane you are on [closed]

In the game I'm in, we were all put onto some world, "some where". The world we are on seems to be normal (normal gravity, etc), however there are zero gods. Is there any way to determine what ...
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What do Devils eat, and how do they get it?

When a monster in the Monster Manual doesn't need food, drink, sleep, or air, it's specified by a [X] Nature. For example, a zombie has an Undead Nature: Undead Nature. A zombie doesn't require air,...
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Does blink work inside a forcecage?

Assume Hackslash the dwarven bard is currently fighting to the death against Glarcyon the gnome wizard. Hackslash successfully trapped both of them inside a forcecage, and Glarcyon already failed all ...
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Is the “pocket dimension” a familiar goes into a demiplane or an extradimensional space?

Find familiar allows wizards to send their familiars to a pocket dimension: As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your familiar. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your ...
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What happens if a dismissed familiar takes a Bag of Holding with it?

Assuming that you can use a familiar as a safety-deposit box (because the DM's has ruled so), how would this interact with an magic item that makes an extra-dimensional space? What happens if you ...
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Can you use Sending on a dead creature?

So I'm playing a D&D 5e campaign and my character is a 8th level cleric. One of the 3rd level cleric spells is sending. It states: You send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a ...
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What is the movement distance to the ethereal plane?

How much movement does it count as to go to the ethereal plane? The genesis of this question is that a Glyph of Warding dissipates if it is moved more than 10 feet. My intent is to cast a Glyph of ...
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What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?

I am planning a campaign where the characters must travel to the astral plane several times, though each subsequent time they lose one of the means to do so (i.e., Astral Projection spell, through the ...
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Did the spellplague change the cosmology of other crystal spheres too, or just realmspace?

The spellplague changed the cosmology of Forgotten Realms into the world axis cosmology. Great wheel no more, world tree no more (it seems I missed/skipped this one). But did the spellplague affected ...
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Can 3.5e Psions Summon above CR10 before Epic Level?

I think my title narrowed down the question, but I would like to further qualify the question by asking if there are ways for Psions and their variant classes (using powers and power points) to summon ...
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Does matter spontaneously move through a gate?

A gate spell is cast, lets say to the elemental plane of water. Now I have a portal with air on one side and water on the other. Gate says: and anyone or anything that moves through is shunted ...